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Redding Police identify hotel shooting suspect

One man was shot in his legs during a hotel shooting on Jan. 8.

Posted: Jan 8, 2020 10:00 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2020 3:13 PM

UPDATE 8:09 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 - Redding Police Officers have identified the suspect in the shooting that occurred at the Red Lion Inn on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 8, as 38-year-old Terrell Kurt Myers, of Fresno.

Authorities said he left the scene of the shooting in either a blue or gray 2011 Ford Fusion with a California plate "7UHH373."

The vehicle was found abandoned on Cedars Road and El Reno lane in Redding on Thursday evening. However, Myers is still on the loose. 

He is described as an African American, 5'7" tall, about 170 pounds, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes, officers said. 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Myers, he's being charged with assault with a firearm, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the location of Terrell Myers is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

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REDDING, Calif. - A man is in the hospital and the suspect is still on the loose following a shooting at the Red Lion Inn on the evening of Jan. 8.

Officials say they were called to the hotel at about 6 p.m. to the report of a gunshot victim who, they were told, was being loaded into a vehicle and was bleeding from his lower abdomen.

As officers arrived at the East Cypress location, they learned a gunshot victim arrived at Mercy Medical Center. Additional officers were sent to the hospital to investigate.

The victim, 39-year-old Udom Chao, was found to have a through gunshot wound to both legs. Officials say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Chao, though uncooperative, provided information to officers and officials say the information was later determined to be false after reviewing surveillance video.

At the crime scene, officials say a shell casing, projectile, blood, and marijuana were all found both in and outside the room.

In surveillance video, they found what they say looked like a marijuana-related robbery. Officials say an African-American man can be seen in the video pointing a handgun at the men in the room before walking out carrying two large garbage bags.

Redding Police provided a suspect description saying the man is in his late-thirties to early-forties, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

The vehicle that the suspect left in is described as a blue or grey 2011 Ford Fusion bearing California license plate 7UHH373.

Officials say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

With an investigation ongoing, officials ask if you have any information regarding the shooting to contact them at 530-225-4200.

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